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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. sharing lessons from afghanistan to help cash strapped members preserve capabilities. plus, cane's former defense minister on the future of afghanistan. bullet first, rising tensions in the east china sea, where china has extended its air defense identification zone to overlap territory long claimed by japan, south korea and taiwan. vice president joe biden has urged restraint and encouraged all parties to resolve their territorial claims peacefully. during a three-day swing through the region. and washington has said that the u.s. military will continue operating normally, refusing chinese calls for identification. but washington has also instructed civil airliners to follow beijing's new guidelines for the sake of safety. china has made the move to assert its claims over on the unpopulated islands, administered by japan, to force japan to back down, beijing has ratcheted up air and sea patrols and tokyo responded in kind of here to talk to us about china's aim and what is next are two leading asia analyst, bonnie g
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tell us what's going on and what is your take? >> guest: china has developed this air defense identification, which the administration has told our military plane to ignore, that the faa to bring into effect. so if you're on a commercial airliner you have to take this into account. you've got to respond -- i'm not sure how that works, probably transponders, but our military side is not recognizing it. china will try to -- they'll try to exert itself over japan and our allies in that region, and i think we all knew this was something. we've been talking on china since i've been in congress the last five years and wanted to expand and that's what's happening right now. what i think will happen is they will push further and further and further, every time, and this is once again much harder than the iran deal because china is a big old over american debt, a huge part of our economy. and they're becoming more westernized while at the same time building up their military and building their military up in a way where it's purely targeted at the american military. they are not doing
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
been pretty high on the list for a lot of republicans and even the democrats considering defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. ,t the end of the agreement they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has include iran,trictd sanctions on going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
defense relations. and let me in particular welcome you to csis' new home here at 1616 rhode island avenue. i'm kathleen hicks, henry a. kissinger chair and director of the international security program here at csis, and i'm very pleased to have the honor of introducing today's guest speaker, and this is the chief of defense staff of canada, general lawson. he's had a long and distinguished career serving in his current position since october 2012. prior to his most recent promotion, he served as deputy commander at norad which is at peterson air force base this colorado, so he is no stranger to the importance of u.s./canadian defense cooperation. he has also held such distinguished positions as assistant chief of the air staff and commandant of the royal military college in kingston. he led the stand up of the strategic joint staff and has served as command oring officer -- commanding officer of 412 squadron based in ottawa. general lawson graduated from the military college of canada with a bachelor of science degree as well as a master of science in the electrical can engineering and w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
and for coming tonight. [applause] held a conference on defense related topics recently including the iran nuclear deal, u.s. budget negotiations and the military's upcoming withdrawal from afghanistan. one of the participants was forwarded to provide official michelle flournoy. bumiller elisabeth of "the new york times" moderated this discussion. >> thank you all for coming. and i'm sorry that i am not nick, but here i am and i'm pulling myself together. i'm going to briefly introduce michele and phillip. we were all at aspen and i see a table h of these could number of people in the audience that were in considerably better weather last summer. so, michelle flournoy is the senior adviser at the boston consulting group prayer. from 2009 to 2012 she was the undersecretary for defense policy. and then she was the principle advisor to the secretary defense and the violation of the national security defense policies and oversight of military plans and operations and so forth. i interviewed her a number of times. she was very cautious. she never told us very much. she's also a senior fellow fo
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
defenses. he said israel would need strong ties throughout the middle east . he wrote as much in the israel i declaration of independence. promoting bonds of cooperation with israel's neighbors. that did not happen right away, of course, but israel has always known it is strongest when it extends its hand in peace, when it is in the high moral ground. that is why the declaration of independence of israel went on to state from day one that israel would "do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire middle east." the entire middle east. that was the vision of the founding fathers. now, i understand that some think the current upheaval in the region makes this an inopportune time to try for peace, but i happen to agree with what prime minister netanyahu wrote in a rather remarkable open letter to the citizens of israel that he wrote in the beginning of these negotiations. he wrote that the dawn of a new era in the region is exactly the right time to recast israel's relationships and to change the narrative with a new generation that is starting to make its voice is heard --
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
of the last week or so ever since it was announced that china will establish a new air defense identification zone. now the defense ministry as we get from this new announcement over the east china sea say it is not an expansion of china's airspace. it is sadly not targeting any country specific defense ministry spokesman kong and shop modifying a press conference is going to be a cic is not a no fly zone its own expansion of china's territory as space is simply been established to calling him as a precaution to help china better defend its national and states on johnny day with a top story in the skin soft. ms jones said the east china sea air defense identification zone is essentially different from terror toil airspace were no fly zones. he will not affect the freedom of over apply to other countries aircraft based on international loss nor is it again did any specific country or target answering some people doubt on china's monitoring capabilities in the zone the spokesman said the military's determination to safeguard the security of national territory and tempo and pace are odd way for
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
government agencies, among them nih and the defense advanced research project agency and the national science foundation as well as private partners to take our understanding of the brain and how it works and bring it up a notch. try to figure out a way to develop the tools to decode the language of the brain. we have gone a long way recently, but we knew -- need to go much further much faster to understand the basis of how the brain works and how it sometimes does not work so well so that you end up with a brain that gives you alzheimer's or parkinson's or any of those disorders that were mentioned earlier. those are disorders that if you are going to really be able to make the kind of progress we want, we have got to understand the fundamentals of the organ involved. we do not understand the brain as well as we understand the heart, kidney, or the liver. the association hopes to put the brain into the focus of current research so we can really up the understanding of this organ and be able to make a difference for people with brain disorders. host: with regard to alter them are specifically
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
>> we announced these changes than the secretary of defense, general dempsey said it will result in better aligning our structures and resources with dod strategic interests and priorities. and earlier this year we directed the management review in that review developed options to help the dod plan for a range of future budget scenarios, including the persistence of sequester lover untracked level cuts. and as all of you know, these threats, and less changed, will represent a 500 billion-dollar reduction over the next 10 years, and that is in addition with a $480 billion spending cut that the dod has are implemented. included in the strategic choice of management review is a comprehensive look that all savings that could be achieved by reducing overhead throughout the department and streamlining organizations, including osd and the joint staff. as you may recall, i announced this summer that dod would reduce headquarters operating budgets for 20 represent over the next five years and these reductions are only a first step in the effort of dod to realign the spending to meet new f
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. one thing we will watch is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to the bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that, but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why has this year been so hard to get into an
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the past battling prostate cancer, macular degeneration and hearing loss. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel made a surprise trip to afghanistan to check in on our troops there. his presence may put an end to a stubborn standoff. secretary hagel received word from their defense minister that the stalled bilateral security agreement would be signed as they're saying now in a timely manner. >> the ministers all believe that it is in the interest of afghanistan to have that just as they recommended to have that bsa signed. >> secretary hagel took time to address concerns the u.s. is backing away from its leadership role in the middle east. connor powell has more on that from our mideast bureau. >> reporter: as tensions continue in the mideast, secretary of defense chuck hagel trying to reassure american allies in the persian gulf that the u.s. will continue to support its friends and partners in the region. hagel announced today the u.s. is open to selling advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambitions. hage
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am PST
touchdown passes. >> against the best defense in the nfl. >> and some of the passes were just beautiful. all right. houston, patriots against the texans. >> nail biter for you, buddy. >> it was. nine yards score. they take the lead. fourth quarter, game tied at 31. new england, they'll kick the game winning field goal. a big one. i think it was a 53 yarder. texans lose ten in a row. bill, there was a little controversy here. after the game texas defensive end antonio smith telling reporters the patriots knew what to expect from the houston defense and there may be something fishy going on. i'm suspicious, i think it will be a big coincidence if that just happened by chance. i don't know for sure. i just know it was something we practiced this week. of course, our producer of show is a jts fan that harkens back to -- >> on defense? do you know what a defense is going to do? that is silly. >> my favorite teams are not above a little skepticism. >> how about rob ford making an appearance at the falcons-bills games. i'm sure there were quite a few of people trying to take selfies. ate chicken wi
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
military personnel costs and their impact on the defense department budget. "washington journal" is next. host: eight of the biggest tech companies are calling for tighter control on government surveillance. joining far gases -- joining forces, the companies including google, microsoft, and twitter sent an open letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, m
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
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FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
circumvent through famine have afghans defense ministers on a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past next year. the spokesman of hamid karzai says he would not promote any of his ministers to sign in his place my certain demands are met, including a demand to change military operation. any major blow to hezbollah. one of its top military leaders gunned down outside of his home in a busy beirut suburb. has bloke was quick to blame israel for the assassination and israel denied any involvement in the death of the terrorist. in the ukraine, more protest over closer ties with russia and reduction of a trade agreement. russia urging stability and order, while the obama administration is not getting involved at all. apparently because of fears provoking a fracture with vladimir putin. vice president joe biden making no direct comments after meeting with the chinese leaders in beijing over the air zone dispute in the south china sea. the vice president called for trust calls for an operation. here we have the administration's response with what is continued risin
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
an appeal of the marketplace. >> defense secretary chuck hagel meets with the prime minister to talk about the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.s. iranian president hassan rouhani says he opposes the president of foreign forces in afghanistan. the u.s. demanded karzai sign a deal buy the end of the month. >> hundreds of thousands of protestors pouring into the streets of ukraine's capital blocking government buildings toppling a statue of the leader. the protestors they are demanding to oust the president after he ditched ties of the european union including closer ties with russia. the ue rainian boss were spotted. the actor tweeted this photo saying they were on the front line. >> back at home not so fast. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to steer away from the stimulus effort despite the jobs report. lauren simonetti joins us now with that story and other top bu
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
. and there is increasing concern about the new air defense zone that china has declared over disputed territory in the east china sea. joining me now to discuss this and more, former cia and nsa director michael hayden, and, general, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good morning, chris. >> do you look at the new six-month deal with iran as a reasonable first step to test their intentions or do you worry that it leaves too much of iran's nuclear activity and infrastructure in place? >> well, it is not like we had a whole lot of good choices with regard to iran and their nuclear program, chris. and i'm willing to let this deal kind of run. but let's be honest with ourselves, all right. we have accepted iranian uranium enrichment. there is no question about that. that's a different red line than we used to have. i understand that. that may be a result of the facts that have changed on the ground. >> let me stop you for a second. because john kerry would sit here right now and he would say there is nothing in the agreement, we do not recognize their right to enrich. >> well, actually, it says in the
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
this point real quick, pedro. china has unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south k
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am EST
of gambling and drug taking. as well as being the views chairperson of the defense economics, a power of the body in north korea, he was, to some degree, very key in the relationship with china, setting up economic zones and dealing with those zones in partnership with the chinese. perhaps there's a connection there that he got too big for his boots. all that he'd done in the area that displeased the regime. it was a significant dismissal. it could mean that kim jong un is gathering power. this could be the final gasp of the kim jong il, a figure dismissed from his post. >> forces have taken control of an up to on the lebanese border. the syrian army controls the south-west of the alnab, between homs and damascus. fighting goes on and rebels control eastern parts of the town. civilians have been trying to escape the violence. andrew simmons sent us this report from there. >> this is the only way out for syrian refugees escaping the battle. the slow down in the trail of those crossing the boarder is because of the increase in fighting. these women are the latest arrivals. in shock they
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 1:30pm PST
. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel visiting the persian gulf earlier in the day. he was in bahrain before making a surprise visit to afghanistan where u.s. officials have been demanding hamid karzai sign a new security agreement. >> reporter: before arriving in afghanistan secretary hagel was in bahrain trying to reassure allies in the middle east that the united states is committed to the persian gulf region. secretary hagel said the u.s. is willing to start selling advanced weapons, things like missile defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambition. he added that even though the west had agreed to a temporary deal to limit iran's nuclear capability, tehran still poses a significant threat to the middle east and the world. many allies in the region fear the u.s.'s withdrawing from its traditional role in the middle east but hagel said after a decade of war the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military pow
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
to him. >> thank you. >> secretary of defense arrived in afghanistan today to visit troops. u.s. and afghanistan are on a stand still with a security pact. hamid karzai said he won't sign the agreement until after election. hagel did address the issue. >> the minister of defense assured me that the b.s.a. would be signed. >> the defense ministers will meet in february on afghanistan. >> mark morgan is here with the supports headlines. the college football regular season is almost over. >> i got the sense you want an upset tonight. >> i always root for the underdog, no matter what. >> stay tuned. we're going to see what happens tonight, how this plays out. the task is clear, a win for each team tonight and they will square off in the b.c.s. title game january 6. the seminoles are heavy favorites to beat duke in the a.c.c. championship became and ohio state is expected to have a tougher time in the big 10 title game, thes buckeyes taking on 1-loss michigan state. a loss by either would open the door for others to slide in the national title game. >> robinson cano is bolting the
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. the russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. >> with all the tens of billions of dollars we put into afghanistan, this is a tough one to justify. >> reporter: the defense department says the afghan military already trains and uses the russian chopper, while the u.s. chinook would require retraining afghan forces. >> we are trying to provide them as much capability as possible, so that they can, in fact, take responsibility for security. >> reporter: a pentagon spokesman tells abc news the russian heli
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
much, liz. secretary defense chuck hague sell in afghanistan this morning but afghan president hamid karzai is noticeably absent. he is in iran and in a meeting with the iranian president rohani earlier today. he said iran opposes the presence of all foreign troops. karzai has refused to sign the agreement between afghanistan and the united states to protect american troops if a small group of them remain in the country to train afghan forces passed 2014. cbs news state department is traveling with the secretary and he told her about a half hour ago that if karzai does not sign this agreement, we may have no alternative but to leave. >> 2,000 americans have died here, billions of dollars have been spent and yet the president of this country is putting off signing this agreement. that has to be incredibly frustrating. >> well, it is, except for this. the group which represented thousands of citizens and leaders in average met a couple of weeks aguilera you know overwhelming leap, over 90% of those people strongly supported a u.s. partnership past 2014 along with our partners. >> the p
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
? >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> reporter: defense minister nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula is overseeing security. she says soldier, the air force, national and city police all are being deployed to control and protect tens of thousands of mourners. >> this is a test for us. and we know that and believe that people will be watching how south africa perform. >> today a south african's pray, >> reporter: today a south african's pray, they also worry, the show of affection for mandela by world leaders and citizens might be more than this grieving country can bear. bill whitaker, cbs news, johannesburg. >> glor: defense secretary chuck hagel flies to pakistan tomorrow after meeting today with u.s. troops in afghanistan. in an interview today our state department correspondent margaret brennan asked if a total troop pullout is a possibility if president karzai does not sign the security pact allowing troops to stay past 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i have noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here aft
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
a day. helping protect your business, is our business. adt. always there. >>> the defense secretary chuck hagel arrived in pakistan today for talks on security and u.s. drone strikes. pakistan is pushing the u.s. to halt the drone strikes while the u.s. is urging pakistan to keep supply routes into afghanistan open. during a stop over the weekend in afghanistan, the defense secretary visited u.s. troops, thanked them for their service. he did not, repeat not meet with the afghan president hamid karzai who apparently didn't invite him in for coffee despite what the u.s. has done in afghanistan over these years, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, losing thousands of troops. i was pretty shocked that hagel, the defense secretary of the united states, was not apparently invited by president hamid karzai for a meeting. it's pointed though because the afghan leader has delayed signing a security agreement to extend the u.s. military troop presence in afghanistan for another ten years. hagel downplayed the significance of not meeting with karzai and says at afghan defense minister a
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
and japan, south korea is expanding its air defense zone to include airspace over the east china sea. beijing and tokyo have already claimed that space as its own. it comes two weeks after it controlled the airspace over a string of islands that both japan and china claim as its own territory. >>> a multi-engine salute for actor paul walker. thousands of fans turned up at the california crash site where the "fast & furious" star lost his life. fans and friends alike showing up, driving high end performance vehicles in honor of the two men who were both car enthusiasts. >>> a bit of a k-9 crime streevenlth cato from south carolina got off his leash and headed straight to the dollar store. he got in not once, twice, soon after items were missing, conveniently pig ears, beef bones, dog treats. he took his lifted items and buried them monita. he greeted the officers which kess. >> is he going to serve jail time? >> i think he got a little private time to think about his crime in the dog house. >> right. >>> oh, will is chris dancing away. how beautiful. look at that tribute. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
sea and south korea is expanding air defense zone and the boundarys there overlap a zone by china and the move is raising tensions in the region. >> reporter: the announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is what south korea calls yodo a rocky reef by the station and under the de facto control and they are claimed by beijing and seoul and south korea asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region which does not overlap with neighboring countries and includes air space over the waters. >> reporter: the move is two weeks after the surprise extension of the air defense zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan and extends deeper in the chinese one and also overlaps that of japan. the government won't impose the rules and wants film to identify themselves until december 15 allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not necessarily impact our rel
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
health issues, just to name a few, as well as our defense industry. there's no longer any room in these budgets to accommodate all of these expenses just to pay what we need to pay to keep these programs going. that is why we have to say sequestration has got to go, and that is why the next nine days you'll hear more and more speak about sequestration and the fact that we must act on it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. moran: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. moran: the safe climate caucus has brought to the house floor the reality and the ramifications of climate change. there was a recent report from three very reputable think tanks entitled "the arab spring" and "climate change." let me quote from a couple of the troubling and illuminating conclusions. a prolonged and severe drought during the winter of 2010 in china contributed to global wheat shorta
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days after iranian president hassan rouhani announced to plan to go ahead with the program. >>> witnesses say a pair crashed into one another, about 300 feet up, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground. a third skydiver was injured but there's no word about the exact type of injuries sustained.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
sponsored the patrick leahy law and that prohibits the department of state and defense to provide military aid to foreign military and police forces that engage and violate human rights. and he never stops leading on an issue central to our mission at human rights first and that is refuge protection. and the act he sponsors elimina eliminates them from not having safe places to go. in 2009, he called for the creation of an independent investigation for torture after 9-11. he is a determined pragmatic person and an idealist who is less interested in making statements than change. he is willing and able to work with republicans on human rights and/or other -- and other issues -- he and rubio are trying to get the trafficking victims protection act. patrick leahy is now the longest serving u.s. senate and he is president pro-term of the senate. don't tell him that, because he thinks, and i think all of us in the room know it is true, that he is just getting started. ladies and gentlemen, i hope you will give a warm welcome to our keynote speaker, the honorable patrick leahy. [ applause ] >> t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am EST
for the defense and intelligence communities that would seem to be indicated by the kinds of policies congressman rogers would like to see the united states follow? the middle of budget negotiations. it would be great if we can get an agreement by next week. right now, it is up in the air. question, i think when it comes to providing the resources necessary for the defense and intelligence community, there is a bipartisan support for that part of the budget. with respect to other very important parts of our national security budget, we have had less success in convincing our republican colleagues. the other parts of what i think are important to a robust policy which includes other forms of ofistence, development -- assistance, development and economic assistance. other tools of former -- foreign policy. the state department budget is puny in comparison to the defense budget. you get an awful lot of benefit from some of those investments that the state department, in terms of assistance, economic assistance and it is that part of the category of the budget where we have had a lot less success in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
of defense and other security officials to investigate exactly what happened because since thousands of soldiers poured into this region around may, around six months ago there is a serious deescalation in the number of attacks in many parts of the northeast have seen some sense of normality returning but this attack shows that despite the deescalation that we have seen, boca haran has the capacity to sit down to organize and to execute attacks and clearly the question is going to be how is it possible with the presence of thousands of security personnel in the area that an air base and an airport were able to be attacked. >> thank you very much, that is al jazeera's evan live. lots more ahead on the news hour including a global trade agreement that would be a first but mike sees people go hungry in india with details and visit the center with a lifelong to afghanistan disabled workforce and in sports joe will have all the action including news of a resurgance bouncing back in the season. ♪ a russian ballet dancer is guilty of an acid attack on the director of the theatre. a judge
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
, but they have one thing in common. what nelson mandela left behind - the right to vote. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan to visit troops. they were at a standstill on a security agreement. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further dista
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
defense. we're not talking about immigration reform. we're talking about the same subject we've talked about for almost four years. the president, if anyone thinks he's going to repeal it, a little defensive about that. i think the most telling statement is we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be, the website's going to be. really? we have learned that? the website is the least of it. the whole thing about what it's going to do and those millions of people that lost their plans, overstating what this plan actually does, maybe not understanding what it actually can do. >> he's not mentioning the millions who have lost their plans in california. he doesn't mention the pew poll last week had him at 34% approval. people in ohio said the president is not trustworthy by 57%. this is something so disturbing by him. he keeps talking, press on with the plan. charles krauthammer said the president is campaigning but all the talk in the world may not make a difference. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. i mean, after all, one thin
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
that but it does in nineteen seventy five that means you need a defensive tactics by fundamentals the flights i can stop that i've processed meats including the discipline that's the genius is all be due to the stone wall wallace a sick with the devil critique. by this and the people obama does will be made to open it and get the new gs. that is that the gap that exists in the dead skin. by the gold cup or any fundamentalism they don't stop will be. in the coming of courses. so i believe that bottle of dish despite all of the designs by. the in the car and by the kremlin in four sets. by the fundamentalist forces bomb that this would remain as it support a democrat the bottom of this country because becky is the main indices off onto the wall and i do. i could. continue beating outside the country the odd monday. the odds. he did. the main opposition party. trying to be diagnosed with utility. the school to stop. the present. yes they're cool. while it being the use of the country. to be the instigator leave fundamentally it. for the government forces in the country. this was installed this type of
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the president is going to be hosting a youth summit event taking place here at the white house. he's going
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
creation of an air defense identification zone on november 23. it is china's right to create such a zone. it is not a no-fly zone. it is not a zone in which the chinese are necessarily threatening to use force, but it is a zone in which traffic is monitored. thishinese announced basically by attaching some conditions to it. the international aircraft flying into the zone would identify their planes, their path. it was mandatory notification. air defense zones generally speaking did not require mandatory identification unless you are going to the country which has created his own. it was not the creation of the zone that created the problem. it was the conditions the chinese attached to that zone, the mandatory character of them. particular,tates in but other countries, this is a highly traveled air corridor. the fact there were conditions attached to it was very bothersome. the other thing is the chinese created this air defense zone that included airspace over contested islands with japan. inally the modus operandi creating these zones is to negotiate where you have overlapped or contes
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
is not taking a deal coping the troops beyond next year. so far he is not playing ball. michael, former defense advisor. mike meek, good day to you. >> thanks, bill. >> what will take to get it done with karzi? >> we need to step back and look at the environment. what concerns me the metrics on which we are engaging future military activity in 2014. these haven't been played out to the full extent. what should be driving military activity is the future of the political line of development in the country and for me, the big question we need to be asking, what part does the taliban have to play in that? are we going down the line where we see future power sharing executive like we see in northern ireland, for example? or fighting the taliban for the foreseeable time. >> if that is the case, you believe that the taliban stays in afghanistan for a time that is uncertain, you agree with that? >> you have to deputy back to 2011. there was nato troops in the country and align that with a powerful and sophisticated air power air forces in the world, the taliban is still there. and their notion of we ha
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
't get the defense minister to sign with anyone as soon as it gets signed quickly and to see you in our current side meanwhile he knows that he needs this money of course i wanted done and his own terms. yes i really wanna find a deal until after the april elections. he also wants the us to promise to continue to stop doing certain things for example controversial nitrates. he's also now asking for afghan detainee at guantanamo bay to first be released before that deal is signed so certainly a lot of politics being played here the fate of a pianist and in the balance as a result. she kept no magic bullet to the light into the full moon is coming weekend and i went off to the bright though neo internationally and bought a soul searching journey to once more. i'm very interested me tell you what she is sitting there britain it's a little going on that line too. sometimes i just i i i i. i am. we often see the middle east is a place of the term of revolution people call it seemed to be very fired up as well. masses of protesters to force a government ministries to shut down by storming the
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years. >> fans remembered paul you walker and left flowers in his memory. drew brees 50,000 career passing yards. >> saints 31-13. all time mark from 64. prater's kick is good. >> in washington d.c. the kennedy center a warded artists. billy joel santana. i mean awesome. >> kirby hancock sitting up there with the president of the united states and first lady. he's the only one not nervous about what i'm going to say. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." from washington we're in the smithsonian american art museum and natural portrait gally. what a place. good morning. >> good morning to you charlie. we're going to tal
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales
FOX
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
weather is returning. i'll have a look at where we can expect a freeze warning by morning. . >>> defense secretary chuck hagel flies to afghanistan today. the surprise visit and part of his week-long middle east tour, this is video of defense secretary chuck hagel yesterday when he was meeting with american soldiers in bahrain. there he is. the pentagon says he is traveling to afghanistan to thank troops for their service. he does not plan to meet with afghan president karzai who is can currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. defense secretary chuck hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassured him that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. >>> a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that requires students to submit to random alcohol tests. the school is owfd chicago. this fall the private catholic school began weekly alcohol testing. using hair samples the tests can reveal if a student has had more than an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am EST
expressed concerns over china's expansion of its air defense zone in the east china sea. he made the comments in japan, a first stop of a 3-nation tour of asia. he's due to meet shinzo abe later. biden will visit china on wednesday. tokyo and beijing are locked in a territorial dispute over a chain of islands in the aest china sea. >> a curfew has been lifted in a city. officials declared the crisis over. the standoff in september between the army and rebels from the moora national liberation front left 200 dead. >> hong kong confirmed its first case of human bird flu, a design the virus could be spreading. an indonesian woman is in critical condition in hospital after being infected with hsn9. she's a domestic worker. travelling frequently to mainland china. four people have been in close contact with her are showing signs of flu-like symptoms. >> talks in indonesia are seen as a final attempt to save a deal on global commerce and the reputation of the world trade organization. ministers arrived in bali from the start of the wto conference. if successful the agreement they are w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
afghanistan. the defense minister said that the pact between the two countries will be signed in a timely fashion, that's a quote. >>> a phone grinch within the u.k.'s air traffic control system has delayed hundreds of flights and stranded thousands of passengers throughout the country. >> more than 200 flights have been canceled here at heathrow airport, but the technical glitch is effecting mea many moe airports. so potentially that many flights could be effected but it is still running at 80% capacity. the problem was trying to switch from nighttime operations to daytime operations. the air traffic control officer said during the night it combine air space because it doesn't have as many flights coming through, but during the day they increase in air traffic. they have identified the glitch, and they're working to fix it. meanwhile, airlines are advising people to check in before they head to the airport t to avoid what could be a very long wait at the departure gate. >> meteorologist: well, it was a quiet day across much of the country. our latest frontal boundary has crossed the cou
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
lead was none other than christine fox, the very real defense person making hear to be the highest ranking woman ever to serve in the pentagon. >>> the canadian national image of unfailing politeness and civility has taken a hit of late with the rob ford saga unfolding in toronto, but it's clear that canadian spirit is still alive and well. kathryn jones bought a lottery ticket last year and promptly lost the ticket. it was the winning number. it paid off close to $50 million. canadian lottery officials tracked her down. they proved she bought the ticket. they verified her purchase and award her the unclaimed jackpot. >>> a touch and go dog incident at the white house today. it all began with a startle and ended, luckily, with warmth and affection. sun eye, sister of bo obama was just greeting a little girl when she knocked her over. mrs. obama, as you see was right there on the case. and then when little girl and shopping bag got right side up, all was well. there were kisses all around. pats on the head. then they bonded and then some. crisis more than averted. >>> when we come b
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